Did you know that the average cable or satellite TV box with DVR costs around $8 a month to have on 24/7? Did you know that some makes and models of these boxes use more or less than others? Did you know that many states have deregulated energy costs, allowing consumers to shop for lower per kilowatt hour rates? Did you know that there are simple swaps we can all make to reduce our usage? That's as true with electric as water as natural gas... and some swaps to habits can add up to huge savings on our budgets when they are combined.
There are countless articles that come up when you Google "ways to save on energy costs." You'll find awesome books out there and from your local library, including my favorite "Shift Your Habit" by Elizabeth Rogers.
Even if your state is not part of this price search tool, a Google search for your State may still alert you if your area can choose billing suppliers. This tool has shown me a difference of around $18.50 a month in savings and even more by shifting my habits with vehicle gasoline costs, water and electric usage and behaviors...
What about YOU?